Recorded Webinars

Updated 3/26/20 — In a show of support for the industry at large during the COVID-19 health crisis, Music Biz has opened access to its back catalog of webinar recordings to members and non-members alike!

April 2, 2020 – Overcoming Typical Challenges to Booking Gigs

Putting together a concert without risking out-of-pocket money? Selling advance tickets before setting show date and funding show production with fans funds? These are not just promo slogans. By crowdfunding shows directly from fans, you can make that happen. Join Show4me CEO Karén Chiftalaryan and Canadian Hip-Hop artist DJIBY as they share their experience with this concert financing model, answer your questions and provide you with all the info necessary to make your show successful with concert crowdfunding.

March 26, 2020 – Uncovering Breakthrough Artists with Data: Chartmetric’s 6MO Report (H2 2019)

Music analytics firm Chartmetric released its second 6MO report in March 2020, covering July through December 2019. New in this edition — a follow-up to the firm’s first 6MO report — are TikTok Trending tracks, Bandsintown Tracker gains, and a list of artists who received the most “first-time” playlist adds on streaming platforms in H2 2019. In this webinar, you can chat live with 6MO’s editors Jason Joven (Manager, Content & Insights) and Rutger Ansley Rosenborg (Digital Marketing Lead) as they present the issue exclusively for Music Biz members and answer any member questions.

March 5, 2020 – Clean Data Is Better Data – Ownership Rights Data from Creation To Collection

Who owns the rights to this song? A seemingly simple question, but one that can have multiple answers. The struggle to identify these rights owners causes delays in royalty payments, attribution and missed opportunities for creators. At Verifi Media, we believe we have the solution and strive to organize ownership rights metadata. Information not only needs to be gathered, but also cleaned and corrected to help fix the foundation of the music industry. We aim to achieve this through our work with various clients including Warner Music Group and FUGA among others, and partnerships with RAI and Digimarc. Our goal is to ensure that the information in our database is approved and valid so creators and rights owners can be attributed correctly. In this webinar, Richard Skidmore and Christian Babikian of the business development team expand on the pervasiveness of this issue in the industry, and present examples of how Verifi is tackling the problem. How would you feel knowing you’re not getting all the money you earned because of bad data?

February 27, 2020 – Artist Brands & Direct-to-Artist Subscription: Extra $$ for Artists and Labels

In an in-depth conversation between Show4me CEO Karén Chiftalaryan and industry expert, musician Dan BG, they will explore artist branding and its power to push artist career to the next level. In this webinar, you’ll learn what is branding in music; why is it important to build a community around the artist’s brand; and how to create a new revenue stream via direct-to-artist subscription.

February 20, 2020 – Innovation in the Age of Empowerment and Independence

With the growth of cloud and distributed ledger technology, independent record labels and creators have more choices and autonomy than ever. Yet the number of different services required to effectively manage their business today is still a challenge. Revelator offers independent record labels and distributors a best-in-class platform for managing the digital supply chain, rights, reporting, royalties, and payments in one end-to-end solution. Revelator’s digital asset platform and the artist wallet address the complex problems of accurate royalty & split payment distribution to copyright owners and creators with speed, transparency, and greater efficiency. In this webinar led by Revelator founder and former Merlin board member, Bruno Guez, we will explore real-life use cases for streamlining music business operations and enabling real-time rights management and royalty payments with smart contracts.

December 12, 2019 – Best Practices for Managing Your Catalog and Assets

At Synchtank, we understand that effective catalog and asset management is now more important than ever. In this webinar, we run through the best practices for rights holders to manage their assets and data in order to maximize revenue and avoid legal complications. Topics will include: Cleaning up your data to optimize your catalog for clearance, monetization and discovery; Avoiding loss of revenue by improving rights management; Establishing good working relationships with your co-rights holders (e.g. master rights holders) to avoid issues with copyright exploitation and clearance; Optimizing your catalog for acquisition and understanding the legal and financial due diligence processes involved and how better data can dramatically increase valuation and ease of sale. Also featured in this session is Erin M. Jacobson, aka “The Music Industry Lawyer,” a practicing attorney, experienced deal negotiator, and a seasoned advisor of intellectual property rights who protects musicians, songwriters, music publishers, and a wide variety of other music professionals.

December 5, 2019 – Music Data in the Modern World: How to Navigate Through the Ever-Expanding Streaming Universe

Led by music industry software veterans Dave Bagley and Aashish Pathak of Vistex, this webinar spotlights tips for managing extensive streaming sales transactions, transferring data (importing/exporting/API’s), tracking and paying the micro-decimal-sized royalty calculations. The team will also explore how to best exploit the artificial intelligence derived from sophisticated data analytics. Dave and Aashish explore this unique set of challenges and demonstrate how Vistex GTMS can help you overcome them.

November 21, 2019 – Jaxsta’s Innovative Approach to Music Credits: How It Could Help Your Career

In the past, music makers could rely on vinyl and CD liner notes to ensure they received credit for their work. But in this digital age, that’s no longer the case. Jaxsta Co-Founder and CEO Jacqui Louez Schoorl recognized the scale of this issue several years ago, and in 2015 co-founded a ground-breaking database of official music credits. Having established data partner agreements with myriad record labels, industry associations, publishers and royalty agencies across the globe — including The Recording Academy, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Merlin and most recently APRA AMCOS — Jaxsta has more than 30 million pages of official credits covering artists, songwriters, producers and engineers, a number that is growing daily. In this webinar, Jacqui discusses the journey of Jaxsta, how its groundbreaking technology will assist artists in gaining more work, and the various ways in which Jaxsta Pro will benefit your business, from simplifying the sync process and helping you monetize your metadata to offering exclusive market insights and access to industry contacts.

November 15, 2019 – Connect With Your Most Important Customer: Your Concert Attendees

The music industry suffers from the inability to connect with its most important customer segment: concert-goers. Stakeholders need a better way to identify and engage with fans that attend events. Live Music Loyalty is a mobile app that helps fans discover, check in and share memories of their experiences. The LML platform verifies concert attendance and helps our partners build relationships with their core customers. In this webinar presented by award-winning Wall Street analyst Jeffrey Warshauer, founder of Live Music Loyalty and the Corporate Governance Officer at the New Jersey Division of Investment, you will learn more about Live Music Loyalty’s summer pilot program and how they helped emerging artists in Asbury Park, NJ connect with and grow their audience.

November 7, 2019 – Creating A Sustainable Brand

“Brand” has become a buzzword in the music industry in the past few years. Artists now understand their fans are not only interested in their music, performance, etc., but also in the actual creator. But how do you develop this brand into something tangible and, more importantly, one that can be monetized? Understanding how to build a genuine brand which organically aligns with your fans is one of the most important things an artist can do in today’s music industry. In this webinar, serial music entrepreneur Brian Penick from Legacy Entertainment Ventures explores artists’ brands from development to achieving sustainability.